Embrace diversity That’s the MO of DJ John LePage, a DJ who has taken turns flying above and below the radar for years. For those in the know, it’s a familiar name attached to a sound that’s as familiar as it is varied. For the uninitiated, well, let’s just say they’re about to learn the meaning of true talent.
LePage, a San Franciscan with the sensibility of his native Canada, is one of those rare DJ's who has managed to not only avoid the pinch of the recession, but rather extract those inner and outer influences of diversity to take his refined sound and cross-over appeal to the next level.
“Sure, things are tough. I mean, my day job is in real estate, so I get it. But, no community knows better how to weather a storm like the gay community. What’s more, we tend to buck trends, and what I’m finding is that guys are going out now more than they have in a long time,” said LePage. “One thing’s for sure – while drink prices and cover charges have come down, the demand for good music hasn’t, so the audiences are just as demanding as ever.”
What do they demand from LePage? Nothing but what he’s know for, eclectic House … House that is uniquely flavored by the diverse crowds that LePage attracts … and is attracted to. From the candy ravers scattered between New York City and Frisco to the bear scene that migrates to parties from Mexico to Canada , LePage has anchored himself as a favorite.
Pointing to his mentor, Billy Carroll, LePage explains that House was the first thing he knew when he hit the clubs of Montreal while in college in the early ‘90s, and the fascination has stuck. With a strong emphasis on reaching just the right amount of vocals for the crowd at hand, LePage’s sets can best be described as that proverbial journey – with some forks in the road. Nights always get started with high energy, progressive grooves with a healthy dose of diva, and as the clock ticks away, crowds realize that LePage is a jock worth his mettle.
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